Updated: 20th April 2018

‘Game of Thrones’ Season 7 has a ‘different pace’ than the rest of the show

This guy is probably going to start fucking shit up in Episode 1.
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Game of Thrones Season 7 is breaking the rules in every way. It’s long since departed from George R.R. Martin’s books, not least because there are no more books to draw from (write The Winds of Winter, GRRM), and it’s releasing in summer instead of spring (we’re going insane!!!).

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, several key cast members said that Season 7 will break from tradition as the show builds momentum for the Season 8 conclusion and that it’s going to shock fans around the world.

I feel like Id been lulled into a different pace, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau told EW of reading the Season 7 scripts. Everything happened quicker than Im used toa lot of things that normally take a season now take one episode.

That’s sensible on the writers’ part since the’ve got seven episodes to work with instead of the usual 10, but also means the show will abandon any illusion of having chill (see also: “Hold the door” was Season 6 episode 5, and the infamous “Purple Wedding” happened in Season 4 episode 3).

This season is really different than any other season because its accelerating toward the end, a lot of stuff collides and happens much much quicker than youre used to seeing on Thrones,” Kit Harington also told EW. “Itsso different than what everybody is used to. Its quite exciting.

For a long time weve been talking about the wars to come,’ added showrunner David Benioff. Well, that war is pretty much here.Soits really about trying to find a way to make the storytelling work without feeling like were rushing it.”

We’re not in a rush, but we can’t wait.

Game of Thrones returns July 16.

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